[ExI] UN worried about police brutality against protestors

John Klos john at ziaspace.com
Wed Dec 22 11:07:12 UTC 2021

>> But if a mountain climber comes near you it can't kill you. And if it
>> could, it wouldn't be reasonable to stay indoors because of all the
>> mountain climbers out there who cannot be easily identified and refuse to
>> take available measures to reduce the risk to others.

> ### I don't understand what you wrote at all. Can you explain what you are
> trying to say, in a direct and detailed fashion?

It's pretty clear what that refers to, if you just use a little 

People who engage in risky activities that might hurt or kill themselves, 
with rare exception, aren't a risk to others. They are only a risk to 
themselves. We don't avoid walking in cities because we might get hurt or 
die because someone decided to parachute off of a building.

People who ignore science and ignore precautions in a pandemic don't just 
put themselves in peril. They are a potential risk to anyone around them. 
They are unilaterally making decisions for others.

The same kind of logic is used to rationalize waste, pollution, abuse of 
natural resources, et cetera: why should I have to care about my effect on 
anyone else? I will do what benefits me, no matter the consequences to 
myself or others.

I feel sorry for those that believe their right to possibly infect others 
supercedes others' right to avoid infection. Only a tremendous amount of 
selfishness and a criminal lack of reflection can lead to such beliefs.


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